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Our Partners
Cortico helps Partners across many different sectors build a tool that captures community sentiment at scale.
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Local Government

to surface underheard voices and build more transparent, trusted, and responsive feedback channels.

Media

to understand community interests and concerns and build trust between journalists and the people they serve.

Youth

to create a more constructive communication channel that empowers young people to use their voices and be leaders in their community.

OUR IMPACT
Partner Testimonials
The information that we collected with Cortico is so rich. It helps us illuminate data points in a different way, communicating through people's stories and experiences.
Alia Stevenson
Chief Program Officer, Foundation for Black Women's Wellness
Through Cortico, we're able to efficiently and powerfully invite our community of youth around the world to inform our strategic direction. Fora enables us to analyze and amplify youth voices and opinions from around the world in a way that traditional survey instruments and focus groups cannot do.
Asheesh Advani
CEO, Junior Achievement Worldwide
Working with Cortico has provided a new way to share underheard community voices and strengthen our data-driven approach to City decision-making. The Portal tool, in particular, provides a more expansive and transparent way to share what we’ve learned from residents. We heard from residents that they felt heard and valued as participants in the conversation.
Constance Stancil
Director of Neighborhood Improvement Services, City of Durham
Having the ability to use this incredible technology is such a boost for us to think about new ways to report, to identify innovative ways to reach people and connect with new audiences.
Katie Dean
Executive Editor, Cap Times
Cortico has supported us in making sense of the moment that we’re in, by offering ... the ability to listen efficiently and economically, in a way that’s connected people across Arkansas.
Sara Bishop
Founder, Reimagine Arkansas
The Fora platform made it possible for us to address fundamental challenges in public engagement: building trust in marginalized communities to bring in their voices.
Ceasar McDowell
MIT Professor of the Practice, Project Lead, RealTalk for Change Boston
Cortico tooling provides an engaging and intuitive mechanism for organizing, structuring, and interpreting rich narratives with efficiency … bolstering our capacity to identify shared goals and meaningful insights.
Rachel Tache
Qualitative Researcher at Child Poverty Action Lab
As we engage the community and ask for feedback, Fora has been a powerful tool to absorb and understand what residents across Cambridge are looking for in the next City Manager.
Sumbul Siddiqui
Mayor, City of Cambridge, MA
One of the most exciting things about building this program has been the spirit of experimentation we've all had. Branch staff have really embraced figuring out what their intended audience is for this program and getting to know their community in the process.
Erica Parker
Associate Manager of Adult Programming, New York Public Library
Our journalists learning that facilitation skill was huge for us because it helped put community engagement in practice and supported a shift from traditional reporting towards really connecting with communities.
Jennifer Tufts
Project Manager, America Amplified
As we work to strengthen student voice in RSU 5, Cortico's partnership has allowed our students to be empowered in leading positive change in their school culture in a way that is meaningful, collaborative and has led to increased student engagement.
Dr. Becky J. Foley
Superintendent of Schools, RSU5 in Maine
Working with Cortico taught us that anecdotes and stories have information in them that is community input. It’s real and it’s valid.
Jacquelyn Boggess
Chairperson of Madison, WI Police and Fire Commission
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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City of Durham, NC
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City of Cambridge, MA
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The Source School
A model for empowering youth to be leaders in their schools.
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JA Worldwide: Youth Voices
Connecting youth voices around the globe
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100 Days of Conversation About School
Conversation networks that catalyze change
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City of Madison Police and Fire Commission
Stakeholder engagement that builds equity and trust
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America Amplified National Listening Sessions
Rooting reporting priorities in community needs
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Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness
Giving impact a voice in improvement and fundraising
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New York Public Library
Positioning libraries as civic conveners
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Reimagine Arkansas
Conversations designed to travel
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Tampa Bay Times
Reporting supported by real voices
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Together We Heal – City of Chicago
Defining local equity through many voices
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United Way of Dane County
Engaging community members as leaders
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Rhode Island Foundation
Stories collected to inform statewide policy decisions
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